Special Issue "Breakthroughs in Antimicrobial Peptides"
A special issue of Pharmaceutics (ISSN 1999-4923).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
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Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are continuously attracting attention as a challenging opportunity for advanced medical applications. The rapid worldwide development of resistance to conventional antibiotics makes it imperative to allocate efforts to bring AMPs with advanced properties into clinical use. In fact, antibiotic resistance is a priority concern, and the technological development of new materials with antimicrobial properties provides a breakthrough for the discovery of new molecules for therapeutic use.
This Special Issue of Pharmaceutics focuses on new strategies and approaches to AMP-based systems intended for antimicrobial therapies, which could also be combined with anti-cancer therapies. We welcome articles concerning all aspects of AMP-based molecules designed for advanced therapy. Especially, studies on the relationships between biophysical features and activities, new materials, original synthetic approaches, innovative formulation and delivery strategies are welcome for this Special Issue. Articles illustrating current and future trends in the development of AMP therapeutics spanning a multitude of disciplines including chemistry, physics, biology, pharmaceutical materials science, and contributing to the design of highly active molecules are highly encouraged.
Prof. Stefania Galdiero
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